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China steel price down 0.3% on week, MOC

2018-05-17 08:24:00 Price,  Steel Products

China's average steel price decreased 0.3% on the week, showed the latest price data of steel and other means of production from Mini...

Why China's steel production surges in Apr under environmental restriction?

2018-05-16 16:11:00 Viewpoint,  Price,  Steel Products

China's production of crude steel and steel products increased 4.8% and 8.5% respectively from a year earlier to 76.7 million and 92....

Weekly China met. coke market analysis and forecast

2018-05-15 08:55:00 Viewpoint,  Price,  Steel Products

China's coke market embraced the second price increase of 50 yuan/t last week, after a rise of the same extent in early May, thanks...

Chinese domestic steel supply expected to pick up, prices threatened

2018-05-14 11:44:00 Viewpoint,  Price,  Steel Products

Chinese spot steel price is threating to fall again with domestic steelmakers expected to churn out more production in the short run ...

China's key steel mills daily crude steel output averages 1.91 Mt in late Apr

2018-05-14 09:51:00 Production & Sales,  Steel Products

Daily output of crude steel averaged 1.91 million tonnes at China's key steel mills over April 21-30, almost unchanged from ten days ...

Chinese steel inventories are declining fast

2018-05-10 15:36:00 General,  Steel Products

Chinese steel inventories are now falling quickly after hitting a multi-year high earlier this year. The dramatic tu...

China Apr steel exports dip 0.2% YoY

2018-05-08 14:23:00 Price,  Import & Export,  Iron Ore,  Steel Products

China's steel exports totaled 6.48 million tonnes in April, down 0.2% or 14,000 tonnes from a year ago but up 14.6% or 825,000 tonn...

Lower steel price weighs upon steel plants Q1 profit

2018-05-02 11:34:00 Price,  Steel Products

Lower steel price has weighed upon steel sector's profit in the first quarter of this year, according to the China Iron and Steel A...

China's Hebei steel PMI picks up to 50.2, 1st time this yr above 50-point mark

2018-05-02 11:28:00 General,  Viewpoint,  Price,  Steel Products

Northern China's steel hub Hebei saw the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for its steel sector pick up to 50.2 in April from 49.3 a...

China steel PMI keeps moving up to 51.7% in Apr

2018-05-02 10:28:00 General,  Steel Products

The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for China's steel sector continued edging up to 51.7 in April from 50.6 in March, data from th...

China Apr steel stocks down 12.9% MoM

2018-04-28 11:52:00 Steel Products

Stocks of five major steel products in 20 Chinese cities decreased 12.9% month on month to 13.44 million tonnes by April 27, showed...

China's Xuzhou shuts steel mills in pollution crackdown, sources

2018-04-28 08:31:00 Steel Products

At least three steel mills in the Chinese city of Xuzhou, in the nation's No. 2 steelmaking province, have suspended operations ami...

Shanghai steel holds near 7-week top, iron ore extends losses

2018-04-26 16:35:00 Viewpoint,  Price,  Steel Products,  futures

Chinese steel futures traded near a seven-week high on April 26 as construction demand in the world's top steel user gets well underw...

China's key steel mills daily output edges up in early Apr

2018-04-25 15:59:00 Production & Sales,  Steel Products

China's 96 key steel mills produced 18.76 million tonnes of crude steel in April 1-10, with an average of 1.88 million tonnes per d...

WTO members concerned over U.S. steel tariffs

2018-04-24 08:39:00 General,  Steel Products Xinhuanet. com

Several members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on April 23 expressed their concerns and disappointment with the recent decisio...

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1 Weekly China met. coke market analysis and forecast 2018-05-22

Two price increases were seen in China's coke market last week, with a 50 yuan/t hike at the beginning and another 100 yuan/t late the week. By far this month, coke prices have risen by a total of

2 China to import more gas from US 2018-05-22

China's natural gas imports, which currently account for more than 30% of domestic consumption, will continue to rise and boost Sino-US energy trade while changing the global market pattern, experts s

3 Chinese traders concerned about policy risks on domestic thermal coal price 2018-05-21

Chinese traders are worried that the red-hot domestic thermal coal market may cool down abruptly as signs have shown, according to market sources based at northern ports. A trader in Hebe

4 Weekly China coal market news summary (May 14 – May 18) 2018-05-18

China's May coal imports may stay stable from Apr China's coal imports in May are expected to stay stable from the level recorded in April this year, as relevant authorities seemed to be less

5 Shanxi coking coal market steady, some grades firm up 2018-05-18

Coking coal market remained stable in China's coal-rich Shanxi province at present, while some coal types seemed to have firmed up in some regions of the province, said market sources. Co

6 Chinese traders wary of thermal coal imports on high prices 2018-05-18

Chinese traders became more wary of thermal coal purchase from overseas market, sources said, as wide spread between offers and bids impeded trades and raised more concerns about the import market.

7 Big adjustments looming in China coal transport layout 2018-05-18

China's coal transport structure is set to undergo great changes, especially for destinations in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei in the north, as the country fights a battle against air pollution.

8 China's Hebei province to remove some solar subsidies next year 2018-05-18

China's northern Hebei province will phase out subsidies paid to some newly-built solar power plants from January next year, an official from the local pricing bureau told Reuters on May 17, part of

9 China's top 3 provinces contribute 67.5% of raw coal output in Jan-Apr 2018-05-17

Northern China's Inner Mongolia, Shanxi and Shaanxi produced 67.5% of the country's total raw coal in the first four months, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). On M

10 Chinese authorities may ease coal import limits to curb growing prices, sources 2018-05-17

Chinese authorities are studying over preferential policies for coal imports directly supplying to utilities, Economic Information Daily reported recently, citing sources that familiar with the inform

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1 China to adopt multi-measures to bring coal prices back to rational, NDRC 2018-05-21

China will take a series of measures to bring down coal prices to reasonable levels, because the recent rally is not supported by market fundamentals, state media reported, citing officials from the N

2 China Apr raw coal output up 4.1pct YoY, NBS 2018-05-15

China produced 293.3 million tonnes of raw coal in April, an increase of 4.1% year on year, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on May 15. Over January-April, raw coa

3 N Korea intends to export coal to China after a diplomatic breakthrough with US 2018-05-16

Some North Korean traders were offering low-price coal to Chinese traders and have stored up a number of cargoes at North Korean ports, expecting to deliver them over the border when a diplomatic brea

4 India's thermal coal imports rise over 15% in Q1 2018-05-14

India's thermal coal imports rose by more than 15% in the first three months of 2018, with Indonesia accounting for about three-fifths of total supplies, according to vessel arrival data from Dubai-ba

5 China's May coal imports may stay stable from Apr 2018-05-15

China's coal imports in May are expected to stay stable from the level recorded in April this year, as relevant authorities seemed to be less strict in banning import coal following continuous price r

6 As temperatures soar, China coal traders bet on shortages 2018-05-17

China's thermal coal futures rose to a six-week high on May 16 as traders bet on a supply crunch as lower hydro power output and forecasts of a summer heat wave spurred expectations of rising demand f

7 China's top 3 provinces contribute 67.5% of raw coal output in Jan-Apr 2018-05-17

Northern China's Inner Mongolia, Shanxi and Shaanxi produced 67.5% of the country's total raw coal in the first four months, showed data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). On M

8 China Shenhua Apr commercial coal output down 2% YoY 2018-05-16

China Shenhua Energy Co., Ltd, a listed arm of newly-merged China Energy Investment Corporation, produced 24 million tonnes of commercial coal in April, dropping 2% year on year and 4.38% month on m

9 Dalian iron ore, coking coal hit multi-week highs on strong demand 2018-05-16

Prices of steelmaking raw materials iron ore and coking coal climbed in China to their strongest level since March on May 15, spurred by firm steel consumption in the world's top user. St

10 India government plans to propose nationwide ban on petcoke as a fuel 2018-05-14

India's government plans to propose banning burning petroleum coke as a fuel nationwide to comply with a Supreme Court request as part of a long-running case to clean the country's air, two government

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1 Thermal coal prices rise at China's production areas as demand improves 2018-05-08

Thermal coal prices started gaining strength at China's major production areas along with increased demand, according to the latest survey by leading energy consultant Fenwei Energy, operator of ind

2 Major factors behind 200 yuan/t drop in China's spot thermal coal price since Feb 2018-05-10

China's thermal coal prices have dropped by nearly 200 yuan/t in total at northern ports in more than two months starting from early February, mainly impacted by quickly weakened demand after the Luna

3 Fenwei: China thermal coal prices to go upward, yet downward risk remains 2018-05-09

China's thermal coal prices are expected to keep going up in the short term after experiencing a small drop-back in late April, according to the latest Fenwei Coal Weekly Update (Apr 29-May 5) by

4 China thermal coal prices turn stable after recent pickup 2018-05-11

Prices of thermal coal traded at northern China ports tended to stabilize following nearly three weeks of rise, with the market still lacking solid support. Coal stocks remained high at t

5 China thermal coal market faces downward risks in short run 2018-05-16

Despite unexpected price rallies amid current slack season, China's thermal coal market at Bohai-rim ports is still facing downward risks in the short term, given little improvement of demand from uti

6 Chinese steel inventories are declining fast 2018-05-10

Chinese steel inventories are now falling quickly after hitting a multi-year high earlier this year. The dramatic turnaround can be seen in the chart below from ANZ Bank, showin

7 China's seaborne coal freight rates jump on multiple factors 2018-05-11

China's seaborne coal freight rates were jumping recently, a result of rising fuel prices and bad weather-interrupted shipping at some northern ports. As of May 8, China Coastal Freight C

8 Import thermal coal bid-offer spread remains wide; shipping rate high 2018-05-11

The bid-offer spread for import thermal coal into China remained wide, as optimistic foreign miners were keen on raising offer prices to levels beyond expectations of Chinese utilities that are not in

9 Intensified environmental crackdown may cause new capacity cuts in China coke industry 2018-05-14

A new round of capacity cutback may stage in China's coke-making industry, as increasingly stringent environmental checks force producers to limit output. The move was led by Xuzhou

10 Australian thermal coal offers remain high, weakening its price advantage 2018-05-14

Price advantage of Australian thermal coal weakened against Chinese domestic cargoes, after miners kept raising their offers in anticipation of bullish market in the short run. Chinese do